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Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One


Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger) Impqueen
  5% (1)
Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra) Gimli
  11% (2)
La Belle et la Bete (Cocteau) Movieaddict
  0% (0)
The Cranes are Flying (Kalatozov) Garvielloken
  5% (1)
Paths of Glory (Kubrick) Prof Moriarty
  5% (1)
Remember the Night (Leisen) Rawlinson
  11% (2)
La Ronde (Ophuls) Siegfried
  5% (1)
Sherlock Jr (Keaton) Harry Tuttle
  16% (3)
The Shop Around the Croner (Lubitsch) TRM
  11% (2)
Sunset Boulevard (Wilder) Nomimalone
  16% (3)
Them! (Douglas) Matty_B
  5% (1)
Treasue of the Sierra Madre (Huston) Rebenectomy
  5% (1)


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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 6/2/2013 9:18:22 AM   
garvielloken


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The Cranes Are Flying - superb stuff. Loved the bombing sequence.


I'm glad you enjoyed it. You obviously have better taste than Harry.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 6/2/2013 9:45:20 AM   
Professor Moriarty

 

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Ok, so two months as usual, meaning votes have to be in by the 19th of March. For those who've never taken part before, you can vote as soon as you've watched all 12 films, just rank them in order and send your votes to hofvotes@googlemail.com

A very strong round, I was a little worried about an obvious winner at first, because one film had a number of people looking to nominate it. But then another two films were nominated multiple times as well. A few more obscure titles in there as well, along with the bigger names, so there's the possibility of a few surprises.


I'm struggling at the moment. Only seen 2. But I have flights to Moscow and Tel Aviv coming up in the next month. So that should give me ample opportunities to catch up

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 6/2/2013 2:02:31 PM   
matty_b


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quote:

ORIGINAL: garvielloken


quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b

The Cranes Are Flying - superb stuff. Loved the bombing sequence.


I'm glad you enjoyed it. You obviously have better taste than Harry.


That goes without saying.

Anyway, La Ronde - very stylish and clever, but I think it caught me on the wrong day. I couldn't connect with the rhythm of it and was left admiring it rather than loving it. I can imagine that it's a completely different experience if you're in the right mood for it, however.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 6/2/2013 2:13:11 PM   
Harry Tuttle


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quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b


quote:

ORIGINAL: garvielloken


quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b

The Cranes Are Flying - superb stuff. Loved the bombing sequence.


I'm glad you enjoyed it. You obviously have better taste than Harry.


That goes without saying.

Anyway, La Ronde - very stylish and clever, but I think it caught me on the wrong day. I couldn't connect with the rhythm of it and was left admiring it rather than loving it. I can imagine that it's a completely different experience if you're in the right mood for it, however.


There are a few forumites mothers that prefer my taste to yours .

I thought Cranes was alright but it just left me cold. Beyond some striking visuals and the beauty of Tatyana Samajlova there wasn't much there that stuck in my mind afterwards.

Anyway, I've got La Ronde and The Shop Around The Corner ready to watch and once I'm done with them I'll have my list in.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 6/2/2013 2:14:37 PM   
matty_b


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quote:

There are a few forumites mothers that prefer my taste to yours .


Yeah, the foolish ones.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 8/2/2013 10:28:58 AM   
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Arsenic and Old Lace - I love farce and I thought this was brilliant.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 8/2/2013 10:52:46 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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You never seen it before, matty?

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 8/2/2013 10:53:51 AM   
matty_b


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Nope, and it's one of those cases where I'm really not sure why.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 8/2/2013 11:02:59 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I thought you were a fan. Not sure who I'm thinking of then.

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 10/2/2013 7:25:30 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b

Anyway, La Ronde - very stylish and clever, but I think it caught me on the wrong day. I couldn't connect with the rhythm of it and was left admiring it rather than loving it. I can imagine that it's a completely different experience if you're in the right mood for it, however.


It certainly is for me. It's one of those rare films that I find I can watch over and over and it still comes up fresh every time.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 10/2/2013 7:28:41 AM   
siegfried


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quote:

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I thought you were a fan. Not sure who I'm thinking of then.

Perhaps moi. I've already noted that it's one of my all time favourite farces. Seen it many times, and it still makes me laugh out loud.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 18/2/2013 12:54:48 AM   
Harry Tuttle


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Votes sent .

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Blood Island. So called because it's the exact shape of some blood

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 18/2/2013 2:15:53 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I haven't seen any yet

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 18/2/2013 4:19:19 AM   
siegfried


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Votes sent a couple of days ago. If nothing else, this has been a worthwhile opportunity to rewatch a number of great films that I haven't seen for years.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 18/2/2013 5:51:30 PM   
nomimalone


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quote:

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I haven't seen any yet


I haven't either.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 1/3/2013 11:16:35 AM   
matty_b


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La Belle et la Bete - not bad. Some really striking visuals in it, but here's my problem - I just don't find fairly tales very interesting when they're transferred to screen. I never have, and this was no different.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 1/3/2013 3:25:28 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Just over two weeks to deadline.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 2/3/2013 5:44:19 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b

La Belle et la Bete - not bad. Some really striking visuals in it, but here's my problem - I just don't find fairly tales very interesting when they're transferred to screen. I never have, and this was no different.



Watch the Disney film. So much better.

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 2/3/2013 9:58:16 AM   
matty_b


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It looks rubbish, though.


Anyway, bought The Shop Around The Corner yesterday. Just waiting for it to be delivered, and then I'm done.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 2/3/2013 11:00:11 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b

It looks rubbish, though.


Anyway, bought The Shop Around The Corner yesterday. Just waiting for it to be delivered, and then I'm done.



Jeez, you're basically Rawlinson The Second.

I thought I had The Shop Around The Corner. Turns out I haven't. Nuts.


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 3/3/2013 5:59:29 AM   
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Rawlinson - just sent you a PM.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 3/3/2013 10:59:09 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Seen my first two.

La Ronde I think I took to it in the same way as Matty. I knew it was good film but it never clicked for me. The best bits were the scenes involving Anton Walbrook.


When I first watched La Belle et la Bete four years ago I wrote the following...

"The dreamlike quality of this film is excellent, really helping to create an atmosphere, and the fantasy elements of the castle, the living objects, are also supremely well done. Still, there’s too much posturing from the male cast, histrionics from the female, and the central relationship just never convinces. Then there’s the remarkably convenient teleporting glove (!) and the fact that I guffawed when I first saw the beast. Give me Disney’s version any day of the week. That still manages to make me laugh, makes me cry, gets my pulse racing and send shivers down my spine 17 years after I first saw it. This one I just watched"

This time the good stuff wasn't as good and the bad stuff was worse. Safe to say this won't make my top 6.


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 3/3/2013 3:12:59 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Gim', pm.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 4/3/2013 6:45:49 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson


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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b
Remember the Night - had this on my YouTube favourites list to watch. Gone now.



It's on Dailymotion I believe.


It seems to be, yeah. So if anyone doesn't want to import the R1 they should probably jump on it asap.


Just started to watch this and after about 4 minutes it becomes increasingly out of synch. I've tried it on a few browsers so I guess it's the vid itself. Anybody else try this link and have this problem?

Unless it's a fault at my end that can be fixed it's pretty unwatchable. Amazon, here I come.

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 12/3/2013 1:28:46 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Grrr, now The Cranes Are Flying is messing about. The link given upthread, in Chrome it stops every few minutes and simply won't play again unless I completely refresh the page, and it's all juddery on other browsers. I hate technology


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 12/3/2013 2:17:15 PM   
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Hm, worked fine for me a couple of weeks ago.

Anyway, I'm currently at the mercy of the post waiting for The Shop Around The Corner, and then I'll be done.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 12/3/2013 6:48:27 PM   
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quote:

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Grrr, now The Cranes Are Flying is messing about. The link given upthread, in Chrome it stops every few minutes and simply won't play again unless I completely refresh the page, and it's all juddery on other browsers. I hate technology


Makes me all the more pleased that I got my copy from Criterion a couple of years ago. A beautiful print.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 13/3/2013 6:50:49 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Having now see it it's almost certainly a film I'll be getting on DVD at some point. The cinematography was most impressive. As matty mention earlier, the bombing sequence was tremendous but the whole thing look superb. Two soldiers trudging through mud has never looked so good.

Rewatches of Them! and Sherlock Jr confirm their placement in my list of all-time favourites.

6 to go, my own nomination up next I think.



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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 13/3/2013 12:55:53 PM   
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Just Them! to go, should be done by the weekend.

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RE: Hall of Fame: Classics Round: Round One - 13/3/2013 2:12:19 PM   
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Saving the best till last, eh?

The Shop Around The Corner got delivered today, should be done by the weekend also.

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